After Donald Cerrone knocked out Alexander Hernandez at UFC Brooklyn, Conor McGregor said that is who he would fight next. Then, Joe Rogan said it was a done deal, while the entire time UFC President Dana White said it is not happening. And, now it appears that may very well be the case as the UFC wanted to fight to be the co-main event.
Speaking to ESPN, Cerrone said that is exactly why the fight is delayed.
“Conor won’t fight unless it’s a main event,” Cerrone said. “I don’t know if it’s an ego thing or a status thing for him. I don’t give a s—. I’ll fight anyone, anywhere, and I stand by that all the time. I guess he’s a prima donna and only takes main event spots, I don’t know.”
“We were all waiting on Conor for April, and he said he wasn’t ready,” Cerrone added later. “I don’t know how in one breath you can say, ‘I’ll fight anyone, anytime, anywhere,’ and the next one say, ‘I’m not ready for that one.’
“I’m more annoyed that he went radio silent after putting it out. I get it, you want to stay relevant by putting it out there, but then you can’t go radio silent. Sack up, b—-. Sign the f—ing paper.”
Ultimately, Cerrone is ready to get back in there and fight. Dana White mentioned Al Iaquinta could be next but it is evident Cerrone still wants the McGregor fight.
“I call the UFC and tell them what to do, they tell me to shut the f— up and go sit in the corner,” Cerrone said. “I don’t have any say on that stuff. What I do know is July is the latest I’m fighting. That’s the f—ing latest. I will not wait longer than that.”